James M. Lindsay

The Water's Edge

Lindsay analyzes the politics shaping U.S. foreign policy and the sustainability of American power.

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Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2017

by James M. Lindsay
The body of Army Corporal Frank Buckles lies in repose at Arlington National Cemetery's memorial amphitheater in 2011. Buckles was the last surviving U.S. World War I veteran. The body of Army Corporal Frank Buckles lies in repose at Arlington National Cemetery's memorial amphitheater in 2011. Buckles was the last surviving U.S. World War I veteran.

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and sixteen witnessed many significant historical anniversaries: the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the fiftieth anniversary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Gulf War, to name a few. Two thousand and seventeen will also see anniversaries of many significant events in world history. Here are ten of note: Read more »